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Opening of Hawaii Federal Public Housing Waiting List

August 8, 2022

From the Office for Social Ministry

Government subsidized Public Housing assists low-income families, our kupuna and persons with disabilities to afford decent, safe and sanitary housing. A program of the Federal Government, the maximum rent is based on 30% of the eligible Family’s adjusted income or a flat rate as established by HUD (U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development). With the high cost of housing in the islands, this federal public housing program makes it possible for many throughout our community to keep a roof over their heads.

For a very short period and applicable to specific locations, the Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) will temporarily reopen the waiting list for low-income applicants on Oahu. HPHA will accept the first 1,000 qualified applications to be added to each waiting list. Applications will not be accepted in person, only online








(62 yrs and older or person with a disability)

Studio Units

(1 person only)


Honolulu:  Ka’ahumanu Homes, Kalakaua Homes, Kalihi Valley Homes, Kamehameha Homes, Kuhio Homes, Mayor Wright Homes, Palolo Valley Homes, Punchbowl Homes, Pu’uwai Momi, Salt Lake Apartments, Spencer House, Kalanihuia, Makamae, Makua Ali’i, Paoakalani and Pumehana




1, 2, 3 or 4 Bedroom Units



The portal opens for Honolulu applications August 8, 2022 at 8:00 AM and closes August 12, 2022 at 4:30 PM. 




1, 2 or 3 Bedroom Units

Leeward:  Hale Laulima, Kaui’okalani, Maili I & II, Nanakuli Homes, Waimaha-Sunflower, and Waipahu I & II


The portal opens for Leeward applications August 22, 2022 at 8:00 AM and closes August 26, 2022 at 4:30 PM. 



2 Bedroom Units

Windward:  Ko’olau Village, Ho’okipa Kahalu’u, Kaneohe Apartments, Kauhale ‘Ohana, Waimanalo Homes


The portal opens for Windward applications August 29, 2022 at 8:00 AM and closes September 2, 2022 at 4:30 PM. 

To apply, go online to https://www.hphaishereforyou.org/hawaii-federal-public-housing-waitlist-august-2022 and click on Apply Online Here.  Be prepared by having the names, dates of birth and social security numbers for all persons to be listed on your application. You must also list the monthly gross income (before taxes) for each income provider on your application. Print a copy or write down the assigned Application Confirmation Number. Interpretation is available through zoom for persons whose first language is Marshallese, Cantonese/Mandarin, Vietnamese, Chuukese and Korean. For a schedule of interpreted languages and corresponding zoom links, go to the same hphaishereforyou.org page.